Ariana Grande Turns Apology for Licking a Donut into a PSA About Child Obesity

Ariana Grande’s #DonutGate controversy has come to a head now that she’s used her apology for contaminating powdered donuts an an opportunity to worry about America’s childhood obesity problem, and assert herself as “an advocate for healthy eating.”

Like all good apologies do.

Grande, who also said “I hate Americans. I hate America” in the video in which she and rumored new beau Ricky Alvarez dare each other to lick donuts sitting on a counter, made a statement today (July 8, 2015) to Buzzfeed saying,

I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I’ve always made it clear that I love my country. What I said in a private moment with my friend, who was buying the donuts, was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words.

As an advocate for healthy eating, food is very important to me and I sometimes get upset by how freely we as Americans eat and consume things without giving any thought to the consequences that it has on our health and society as a whole. The fact that the United States has one of the highest child obesity rates in the world frustrates me.  We need to do more to educate ourselves and our children about the dangers of overeating and the poison that we put into our bodies.  We need to demand more from our food industry.

However I should have known better in how I expressed myself; and with my new responsibility to others as a public figure I will strive to be better. As for why I cannot be at the MLB show, I have had emergency oral surgery and due to recovery I cannot attend the show. I hope to make it up to all those fans soon. That being said let me once again apologize if I have offended anyone with my poor choice of words.

So, she wasn’t really low-key fat-shaming Americans.

Grande has been replaced as headliner of the MLB All-Star Game concert by Demi “Cool for the Summer” Lovato, but as she said, it’s only a coincidence: she’s getting “emergency oral surgery.”

In other news, Grande and Alvarez could be in some serious legal trouble for their actions: